First model will rival the Bugatti Chiron Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Pininfarina has rolled out a slew of electrified car concepts, and now we know why. The renowned Italian design firm, acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra a few years ago, is relaunching as an electric car brand. Headquartered in Europe, Automobili Pininfarina will design, engineer, and manufacture luxury electric vehicles. The brand will utilize Pininfarina’s design background as well as the knowledge Mahindra has gained from its experience in the Formula E championship. As of this writing, Mahindra is ranked No. 3 in the current standings, behind DS Virgin Racing and Techeetah. Pininfarina’s first model will be an electric hypercar scheduled to arrive in 2020. The EV maker hasn’t provided additional details, but according to Autocar, the new model will use modular underpinnings … [Read more...] about Pininfarina Relaunches as Electric Car Brand
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Motoring by Press Association 14/03/2018, 5:28 pm Updated: 14/03/2018, 5:35 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Metropolitan Police Service has bought 11 hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirais, which will give it the largest hydrogen-powered police fleet in the world. The cars were bought with help from an EU-funded grants programme as the Met works to expand the number of zero and low-emission vehicles in its fleet as part of the Mayor of London’s clean air strategy. Some of the Mirais are marked and some unmarked, meaning they can be used for both overt and covert operations, in addition to general purpose use. These zero-emission vehicles only produce water as a by-product of the fuel cell process, which turns hydrogen into electricity in order to power the car. There are five hydrogen fuel filling stations in London, with more set to be installed over the next few months and years. One tank of hydrogen should be … [Read more...] about Metropolitan Police buys fleet of hydrogen-powered patrol cars
Drivers take turn 11 at Circuit of the Americas pretty slowly. It’s tight, and they’ll only hit about 60 miles per hour, depending on the car. Then they’ll charge down the main straight, a three-quarters-of-a-mile descent that lets the right machine clear 200. As I stand in the grandstands before turn 12, a black-and-gold racecar quickly fills my field of view. It’s Texas-hot in Austin today, close to 90 and humid, but the car brings a wind with it. The wind is made of noise. Fans come to Formula One races for this kind of sensory experience. When the series spun up in 1946, following the exhaustive end of World War II, fantastic machines replaced the terrifying cacophony of bombs with the joyful chorus of speed-linked sound. Over the years, millions of fans have swarmed the edges of racetracks to hear F1’s roar. But you don’t just hear an F1 engine. You feel it. As the car flies by the grandstand, the concussive wave emanating from its eight … [Read more...] about How will Formula One reckon with electric cars?
Southern California resident Karyn Lui-Silverberg, a second-grade teacher who's been teaching for 21 years, purchased a Toyota Mirai in May 2016. After nearly six months driving a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, she talked to us about the transition to hydrogen-powered motoring. The first time I heard about fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), it was about 20 years ago, and I thought, "They're never gonna do that. They can't do that." But then here we are. I've always been looking for a more eco-friendly car. I was driving a Prius before they were popular and have owned two. My husband read an article about the Toyota Mirai online, and when we saw it at the dealership, I thought, "This is a gorgeous car." The combination of the technology and the design hooked me right away. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hydrogen fuel just seemed like the future of cars. The battery-powered plug-ins seemed like a stepping-stone. Why the Mirai Made SenseIt just made sense: The battery electric … [Read more...] about What Life With a Hydrogen-Powered Car Is Really Like
Automobile manufacturers are betting big on vehicles powered by alternative fuels like electricity, hydrogen and ethanol, and the Auto Expo 2018 was all about that. With the whole nation preparing to shift towards cleaner sources of fuel couple with the government’s push for electrification by 2030, most manufacturers present at the event showcased at least one electric vehicle (EV) that they plan on launching here in the coming years. Let’s take a look at six EVs that piqued our interest at the 14th edition of India’s largest automotive event.Mahindra eKUV100Mahindra is ahead of the curve when it comes to producing electric vehicles for the mass market. The homegrown manufacturer already offers the e-Verito and the e2o Plus in the country. At the Auto Expo 2018, the company took the opportunity to unveil the eKUV100, which is based on the regular KUV100 powered by petrol and diesel internal combustion engines (ICE). In terms of design, it gets a refreshed front … [Read more...] about Electric Cars Showcased At Auto Expo 2018 – Hyundai Ioniq, Tata Tigor EV & More